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Ioannis Pavlidis

Responsibly Conducting Research
SienceMag (Jan. 29, 2016)
High-profile retractions of papers for falsification, misrepresentation, and dishonest reviews are a blow to science. They add urgency to ongoing campaigns for responsible conduct of research (RCR). RCR is every scientist’s obligation, say researchers who have made RCR part of their scholarship. To promote high-quality science with lasting impact, these experts recommend individual actions and institutional policies that will create a culture of RCR.

Houston Gets iPhone App with Up-To-Date Smog Data
Bloomberg Businessweek (Apr. 2, 2013)
Houston residents now can have in their pocket the answer to whether ozone levels in the city are too high for their asthmatic child to play soccer. A new app available for iPhones and Android smartphones collects data from 74 air and wind monitors throughout the Houston area, giving residents nearly real-time data on smog.

UH, Methodist Team Up to Prepare Surgeons for the Operating Room
National Science Foundation (Mar. 6, 2012)
To prepare surgeons for the operating room, University of Houston computer scientists are working with doctors at the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education to improve training processes.

Weidong (Larry) Shi

UH Researchers Work On Project To Protect 911 From Hackers
Houston Public Media (November 17, 2015)
With the help of a federal grant, computer scientists from the University of Houston are developing software that aims to shield the next generation of 911 from cyber attacks.

DHS Awards Univ. of Houston $2.6M Contract for DDoS Research
SC Magazine (September 9, 2015)
Department of Homeland Security announces the  "DDoS Resilient Emergency Dispatch Center"  (Next Generation  911)   project award to a UH team led by Prof. Weidong "Larry" Shi.

Cars are the Newest Target for Hackers
NewsFix (Aug. 13, 2013)
As technology makes life easier for us, it may also make things more complicated. Modern cars are computers on wheels, and as we all know computers are vulnerable.

Rakesh Verma

Graduate Students Train in Cybersecurity Program (Video)
Fox 26 News Houston (July 10, 2015)

Last year, UH was one of sixty schools across the country to start a CyberCorps Scholarships for Service Program. It's a National Science Foundation effort to get graduate students trained in cybersecurity and information security topics.

Nikolaos Tsekos

Health, energy sectors share their expertise
Houston Chronicle (Dec. 19, 2014)
After watching a cousin struggle with the emotional scars of losing her breast to a mastectomy, Nikolaos Tsekos set out to develop a way for surgeons to cut out cancerous tumors using real-time imaging tools and robotic surgery without having to remove large chunks of tissue.

How Robots Will Help Your Heart and Your Pocketbook
Houston Business Journal (Feb. 14, 2014)
University of Houston professor Nikolaos Tsekos might be working in robotics, but he’s focused on matters of the heart. He and his team are developing robotic systems that would automate and increase the precision of cardiothoracic surgeries by allowing surgeons to operate on patients inside MRI scanners while their hearts are still beating.

Pumps, Pipes, Valves and Nozzles: Houston Engineers Gather For Annual Cross-Industry Tech Swap
KUHF (Dec. 9, 2013)
Experts from Houston's three major industries — energy, medicine and NASA — gathered today at Houston Methodist Hospital to swap ideas about technology. The popular conference, called Pumps & Pipes, is now in its seventh year.

Venkat Subramaniam

Paradigmskifte väntar javautvecklare
Infotech Umeå (Feb. 7, 2014)
Venkat Subramaniam says that a major paradigm shift awaits the developers when the new version of Java 8 comes out in March 2014. It will require rethinking of how we program with one of the most popular languages. The biggest change is going to be in the minds of the programmers.

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Omprakash Gnawali

Shutdown Illustrates How Fast US Gov't Can Update Its Websites
Slashdot (Nov. 3, 2013)
Despite what we hear about how much the U.S. government is struggling with a website, it is reassuring that most of government entities can update their websites within a day after they are asked to.

Pranav Koundinya, Weidong (Larry) Shi, Tao Feng, and Xi Zhao

Electronic Fingerprint IDs Astound Scientists (Oct. 28, 2013)
Optics giving way to electronic identification of fingerprints, to be featured at The IEEE International Conference on Homeland Security in Boston.

The Promise of Tomorrow with Colonel Mason Radio Show
(Oct. 28, 2013)
Koundinya spoke by phone from the University of Houston on the ScienceNews Radio Network program, the Promise of Tomorrow with Colonel Mason.

Zhigang Deng

‘Augmented Reality’ Turns Animation Into Oil Business Tool (Video)
Fuel Fix (Oct. 6, 2013)
The same animation technology that brought bumbling green ogres and space ranger action figures to life on the big screen has found an unlikely customer in Houston.

Jaspal Subhlok

Home Energy Checkup Can Flip Switch on Bill Savings (Video)
Fuel Fix (Sept. 23, 2013)
Jaspal Subhlok, a computer science professor at the University of Houston, thought his 1920s-era Montrose bungalow was shipshape when it came to electricity efficiency.